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Ballet & Modern Dance: A Concise History
Third Edition

Jack Anderson

Ballet &  Modern Dance, Third Edition meets the needs of both students and inquisitive dance goers through a narrative focused on the development of Western theatrical dance from the Renaissance through the first decades of the 21st century, incorporating the most recent scholarship and projecting trends. The text is illuminated by excerpts from primary sources and embellished with 65 photos and drawings. A section of biographical profiles at the end of the book serves as a  supplementary reference source. A new chapter "Ongoing Explorations" points the way to the future of dance.

The Author, Jack Anderson, is a dance critic for The New York Times, correspondent for the Dancing Times of London, co-editor of Dance Chronicle, author the The Nutcracker Ballet and  The One and Only:The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, as well as eight books of poetry.

Table of Contents:
1.The Pleasures of Dance History
2. Glimpses of the Past
3. Dance at the Royal Courts
4. The Professionalization of Ballet
5. The Sunshine and Moonlight of Romantic Ballet
6. The Imperial Russian Ballet
7. Balletic Astonishments
8. The Rise of American Ballet
9. The Phoenix of Modern Dance
10. Ballet Around the World
11. International Contemporary Dance
12 Ongoing Explorations

ISBN 9780871273963
PBC00135 $34.95

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Appreciating Dance: A Guide to the World's Liveliest Art
5th Edition

Harriet Lihs and The Editors of Dance Horizons

Appreciating Dance, 5th Edition is a thorough and accurate history of various forms of dance, analyzing everything from social dance and ballet and modern dance to tap, jazz, theatrical dance and contemporary dance. In it readers will find a brief biography of notable dancers and choreographers, information needed to expand the enjoyment of performance; the intersection of dance and religion; the history of dance through the beginning of the 21st century; and budding dance trends. Each chapter in this fifth edition has been updated and revised with new information,  suggestions for YouTube viewing, and discussion questions.

Table of Contents

1. Definitions and Origins
2. Dance and Religion
3. Social Dance
4. The Development of Ballet: From the Royal Courts to Theatrical Dance
5. Modern Dance
6. The American Originals: Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Television and Film Dance
7. Dance in the 21st Century
8. A Dancer's World: Careers and Concerns

ISBN 9780871273956  
PBC0044 $39.95
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